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View Poll Results: Have you travelled across the USA (from the Atlantic to Pacific coast or vice versa)?
Yes 49 66.22%
No 25 33.78%
Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-20-2012, 09:57 PM
 
Location: oregon
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Hummm!
We have done it 3 times, one in the winter and twice in summer and spring..My husband is retired navy and we did the 2nd half of the 1st trip in the winter, from NYC to Travis AFB CA the other two on our own with no sightseeing agenda ..If you were to talk to the military who post you would get a real handle on what its like in a limited time frame..
To drive coast to coast is something I think everyone should do once in their life as really can feel what we are about in different parts of the country..The last time we did it was in a motorhome so met lots of special people.
Enough said..
Happy travels everyone
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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Atlantic to Pacific, no. I have traveled from North to South, though.

My dad did a Greyhound cross country back in the 80s, however.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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One thing I've noticed here in Minnesota is that while road trips of the Western U.S. tend to be popular, there aren't many people who do road trips, around say, New England, unless they have a good reason to (family living out there, job, etc.).
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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I did 11,500 miles between June 11 and August 2. Started in Raleigh, spent time in Asheville, Nashville, Memphis, Little Rock, OK City, Amarillo, Santa Fe, Taos, Flagstaff, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Salt Lake City, Lake Tahoe, Santa Cruz, Monterrey, San Francisco, Redwoods National and State Parks, The Oregon Country Fair, Crater Lake, Boise, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Boulder, and then back to Raleigh. It was fantastic and I highly recommend it. My favorite spots were Yellowstone, Sedona, Taos, and Santa Fe. At some point I would love to take US 191 from the Canadian to the Mexican border. I believe it goes through or near Glacier, Yellowstone, Teton, Flaming Gorge, Monument Valley, Canyonlands, and Arches. That's a lot of natural wonder for one road, and I can't think of any one road in the US that would offer as much scenery.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Nope, but I want to one day. Only problem is I'm nowhere near a coast.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Disneyland CA to Disneyworld FL, I-10 most of the way.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Yup, several times here and hope to do it again soon. The first time was in the 1950's. It was from Portland, OR to cental Ohio. It was my mom, me age 6ish my little bro age 3ish, my cousin age 7ish and my aunt in an UN-AIRCONDITIONED station wagon, we drove back too sans the cousin and aunt.

This time I hope to do it in a Casita TT when I sell my place. I love the idea of taking my bathroom, bed and kitchen with me.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:46 PM
 
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I've got a couple million miles of driving under my belt (seriously). The longest run I made in a weeks time (maybe 10 days) was Pensacola, Florida to San Mateo, California. All of it was on Interstate 10.

Overnight stops were Mobile, Houston, Ft. Stockton Texas, Tucson, Los Angeles, then San Mateo. It was early March so weather wasn't a huge concern except one spot-New Mexico between the El Paso/Las Cruces area to the Arizona state line. A dust storm to beat all dust storms. I got behind this Roadway Express tractor trailor and stayed behind him at 25 to 30 m.p.h. and stayed right behind him. Whew, what a storm!
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Had to answer no, but I've driven from west Texas to Alaska, then back to Iowa. I've driven from Wyoming to both coasts, but that's certainly not coast to coast either. Unless you live on one of the coasts, driving coast to coast isn't going happen often, but long drives aren't uncommon. Our last "long drive" was from Wyoming to the Washington coast, then down the coastline to San Francisco, over to Tucson and back to Wyoming. This summer we're going from Wyoming to the Oregon coast and back, camping for two weeks. We hope to begin fulltime RVing in a few years, but I doubt we'll ever go from coast to coast unless we take a year to do it.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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I've done road trips Every year for the past 15 years. Been on both coast but at different times.
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